Teeth cleaning is an important step in good oral health. At Beyond Smiles Dental Care in Fort Worth, Texas we care about your dental and overall health. This is why we recommend that you come in every six months for a routine dental checkup. During your visit we will perform a regular checkup and clean your teeth.
There are many health benefits to teeth cleaning. Studies show that there is a direct link between your overall heath and your dental health. Your oral health affects your cardiovascular health and your risk for a heart attack or stroke. Regular teeth cleaning also prevents gum disease which can lead to tooth loss. By visiting our office every six months you can ensure that your dental and overall health are protected. You will save money in the long run by avoiding costly and painful restorative procedures.
While flossing and brushing at home are important, professional teeth cleaning removes the buildup of plaque and tartar that brushing and flossing can’t. During a cleaning your technician will remove the plaque and tartar found under the gum line. This helps prevent tooth decay and the buildup of harmful bacteria in your gum pockets surrounding your teeth. Your teeth will be polished and you’ll leave our office looking and feeling great. Regular teeth cleaning leaves your teeth brighter and whiter which gives you a beautiful smile. If any changes or potential problems are spotted, your doctor will map out a treatment plan to treat and prevent any further issues. During your teeth cleaning your doctor may also perform services to help evaluate your oral health.
Fluoride is a natural mineral which helps to strengthen your teeth’s enamel. Everyday your teeth loose some of their enamel from eating and drinking. This can lead to tooth decay, but with the application of fluoride your doctor can help prevent tooth decay and make your teeth stronger. In children under six the application of fluoride helps to strengthen their permanent teeth before they come in. The doctor may use a rinse, foam, or gel to apply the fluoride to help strengthen your teeth and reverse minor tooth decay.
Dental sealants act as barriers to prevent tooth decay. The doctor paints the sealant onto the teeth and the sealant bonds to the tooth and becomes a permanent barrier to bacteria, plaque, food debris, and other causes of tooth decay. Typically, sealants are used on the molars to help protect them. The procedure takes only a few minutes and gives you an extra hedge of protection against tooth decay and cavities.
Oral Cancer Screening
During the cleaning process we can also spot potential problems and address them before they become painful and serious. One of the most important screenings during a regular checkup and teeth cleaning is for oral cancer. One person dies of oral cancer in America every hour, but with regular checkups your dentist and technician can track any changes in your dental health and help you stay healthy.
Digital x-rays offer your doctor a precise clear image of your teeth, jaw, and surrounding tissues. Digital x-rays use much less radiation then traditional x-rays, and produce clearer images for the doctor to evaluate your teeth and jaw. A sensor is paced in your mouth and the image comes up on a computer screen in real time. Digital x-rays are a valuable diagnostic tool your doctor uses to examine your teeth to help her assess your oral health.
Contact Beyond Smiles Dental Care in Ft. Worth and ask about regular dental checkups and teeth cleaning. We care about your dental health and want you to have the smile you deserve.